The Vessel Odalisque

Tasmanian owner Pieter van der Woude’s custom-built twenty-metre expedition cruise vessel is designed for the comfort and safety of guests. Cruising with a maximum of 10 guests overnight, or 40 guests for day cruises, the Odalisque has three private cabins, a comfortable entertaining and dining area and three spacious outside decks for sightseeing, photography or sunset barbecues. The galley consists of a contemporary spacious kitchen with an island bench, sofa seating and large open windows to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery or watch the chef cook up a storm. The open plan saloon area allows panoramic views, has plenty of lounging capacity and a large dining area for a leisurely dining experience. A true boutique floating hotel, it’s perfect if you’re eager for adventure but not so keen on roughing it.

Odalisque on the Derwent River

View from the lounge into the kitchen and outside.

Guests in the kitchen area

Open plan lounge area

Modern & spacious kitchen leads into the lounge

Guests admire the panoramic views from the lounge table.

Cabin Configurations

  • ‘The Maria’ Deluxe Cabin: 1 x Double Bed + 1 x Single Bed with Ensuite
  • ‘The Clyde’ Deluxe Cabin: 1 x Double Bed + 1 x Single Bed with Ensuite
  • ‘The Arthur’ Standard Twin Cabin: 1 x Double Bed + 1 x Single Bed with private bathroom
  • Single Supplements: 6 x Single Bed with shared bathroom
Cabin 1 Maria: 1 x D/B + 1 x S/B with ensuite

‘The Maria’ Deluxe Twin Cabin

Cabin 2 Arthur: 1 x D/B + 1 x S/B shared bathroom

‘The Arthur’ Standard Twin Cabin

Cabin 3 Clyde: 1 x D/B + 2 x S/B shared bathroom

‘The Clyde’ Deluxe Cabin

Cabin 4 Davey: 1 x D/B + 1 x S/B shared bathroom

‘Davey’ Cabin

Single Supplements: 6 x S/B shared bathroom

Sleeping area

Odalisque layout 

The Odalisque’s profile and deck plans are below.

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Odalisque’s Tenders

The mother ship Odalisque is supported with the service of two tenders, an aluminum dinghy and a jet engine RIB. 

The ‘tinny’, our 14ft aluminium dinghy, is a very versatile, safe and fast vessel. It’s well suited to handling the weather conditions of Tasmanian waters, which can change very quickly. It’s our preferred vessel for the exploring of sea caves, because of boat’s maneuverability and easy handling, and for travel over longer distances, because of it’s speed. 

The jet engine RIB is the newest addition to our fleet, making a nice complement to the tinny. A jet engine makes it the perfect vessel for exploring ocean & river environments where you can’t see the bottom or any hidden bombies that might be lying under the surface (as is often the case in the tannin stained waters of Port Davey). For this reason, the jet boat is often used on excursions up the Old River and Davey Rivers. It also has very comfortable lounge seating, and is a quick and safe vessel to travel in.

Aluminium Dinghy.

Guests exploring sea cave in the ‘tinny’.

Jet engine RIB.

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